LeVar Burton Responds To Jeopardy Host Petition
Written by BET on November 13, 2020
The devastating lack of Alex Trebek has made many marvel if Jeopardy may even proceed with a brand new host. Others, although, have an concept of who could be an acceptable inheritor obvious for the distinguished function.
A change.org petition has been began in assist of LeVar Burton to be employed as Jeopardy’s subsequent host – and it’s already surpassed 60,000 signatures.
“Between internet hosting 21 seasons of the tutorial Studying Rainbow, enjoying the brainiac engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Subsequent Era, and filling the function of Kunta Kinté within the ever-important mini-series Roots, LeVar Burton has impressed and formed the minds of a number of generations of trivia-loving nerds,” the petition’s description reads. “This petition is to point out Sony Photos Leisure Inc. and producers Mike Richards and Harry Friedman simply how a lot love the general public has for Burton, and the way a lot we would all like to see him as the subsequent host of Jeopardy!”
Now, the actor is responding to the assist. In a tweet posted to his Twitter account, Burton thanked everybody for his or her assist and appears open to the opportunity of being the host of one among America’s biggest sport reveals.
“Even when nothing comes from it, I can’t inform how a lot how I respect all y’alls love and assist!” he wrote.
Alex Trebek had been the host of Jeopardy for the reason that present started 37 years in the past. He not too long ago misplaced his battle towards most cancers on the age of 80.
The opposite names which have floated round as a attainable substitute for Trebek embody Champion of Champions Ken Jennings, UFC and podcast host Joe Rogan, ABC Information anchor George Stephanopoulos, and Rosie Perez, who was famously obsessive about the present within the 1992 movie White Males Cannot Leap.
Jeopardy will proceed to air recorded episodes of this system with Trebek as host till Christmas Day.